Different types of Opera Programs for vocalists, instrumentalists, pianists, coaches, accompanists are hosted each year. Programs’ length varies from 2 to 5 weeks and they all include daily study of the Italian language, along with conversation and cultural classes. All opera programs include individual weekly coaching sessions with particular emphasis on Italian art songs and/or operatic repertoire.
Throughout the festival, numerous performance opportunities are available, both in Urbania and throughout the Marche region.
Each summer, vocal master classes are presented in each Opera Program. Since 1985 students and faculty have enjoyed attending master classes held by internationally acclaimed artists and pedagogues such as Fedora Barbieri, Anita Cerquetti, Enza Ferrari, Mirella Freni, Luisa Macnez, Eva Mei, Mario Melani, Paola Molinari, Maria Parazzini, Bruno Praticò, Cecilia Valdenassi, Alberto Zedda, Mariella Devia, Barbara Frittoli, and Richard Bonynge.